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Rityitnen Miriam Gomwalk

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  • Name: Social Media Usage Pattern & Users Content Among IDPs In Jimeta-Yola Region, Northeastern Part of Nigeria
  • Type: PDF and MS Word (DOC)
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  • Length: [39] Pages

 

ABSTRACT

No studies have been conducted to determine Social Media Usage Pattern & Users
Content among IDPs present in Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria. Therefore
this study aims to enlighten the impact of Social Media Usage, its pattern and the
kind of information being sought after by IDPs. 25 IDPs where interviewed oneon-
one in Jimeta. Feedback from the interviews where carefully examined by the
researcher using the Uses and Gratification Theory by Kartz, Blumber and
Guvetich. The results showed that the IDPs obtained physical, emotional and
psychological satisfaction form social media and all had different patterns of usage
that suited them individually. The kind of information they sort kept their minds of
the fact that they are displaced and entertained them. My research was successful
because the displaced persons do use social media, they have a pattern of usage
and it provides them with physical, mental and emotional satisfaction.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CERTIFICATION………………………………………………………….
READERS’ APPROVAL………………………………………………….
DEDICATION……………………………………………………………..
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT………………………………………………….
ABSTRACT………………………………………………………………..
TABLE OF CONTENT……………………………………………………
LIST OF TABLES………………………………………………………..
LIST OF FIGURES……………………………………………………….
CHAPTER ONE…………………………………………………..………..
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………….…………
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM……………………………………………………..……
OBJECTIVES………………………………………………………………
RESEARCH QUESTIONS………………………………………………
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY………………………………………..
SCOPE OF THE STUDY…………………………………………………..
CHAPTER TWO…………………………………………………………..
CHAPTER THREE………………………………………………………..
CHAPTER FOUR………………………………………………………….
CHAPTER FIVE……………………………………………………………
CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………
REFRENCES…………………………………………………………………

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study

What is Social Media?
Social Media is a platform or platforms for people to interact, upload, read and obtain
information from that was put there by others.
We have different types of social media. Some for blogger’s while the top forms of social media
are those created for people to interact for example Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Twitter etc.
As at four five years ago, we just had platforms for you to read and upload videos but today we
have platforms for live streams like hangout, SnapChat, Facetime etc.
People use social media for information, communication, and marketing, consolation, to learning
new things and to share experiences. Social Media content are put up by its readers and
prospective readers not just for entertainment but enlightenment.
IDP’s are Internally Displaced Persons are people who are forced to leave their homes and are
sometimes referred refugees when they move out of their country or the country in which they
were displaced.
The governments of the countries in which they are displaced try to create a new home for them
which are most times referred to as camps, so you have IDP camps in situated areas for these
people. Because they are internally displaced, the government mostly tries to get their minds off
their loses by providing food, clothing, shelter, medicine, lands to farm etc just so they are able

to start all over again. In their spare time, these people use Social Media for more things that an
average person does.
They post things situated around their present situation which is normal and when depressed look
forward to comforting write-up, pictures and conversations which now will talk us to Usage
Pattern and User’s Content.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
This study seeks to find out how IDP’s in Jimeta, a small population of the entire IDP’s in
the North Eastern Part of Nigeria use Social Media within the confines of the environment
they find themselves. It equally seeks to ascertain the nature of Social Media content that
they share, upload, download, read and like.
1.3 Objectives of the Study
The objectives of my study are;
1. To find out if IDP’s use Social Media in the camps
2. The types of Social Media predominantly used by IDP’s in Jimeta Camp
3. To determine the pattern of usage of Social Media amongst IDP’s
4. To ascertain the nature of Social Media content that IDP’s share, upload, download, read
and like.
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1.4 Research Questions
The aim of my research is to show the extent to which the IDP’s seek for comfort on Social
Media. The questions that would help me achieve this are;
1. Do IDP’s use Social Media in the Camps?
2. What types of Social Media do IDP’s use in Jimeta camp?
3. What is the pattern usage of Social Media amongst IDP’s in Jimeta camp?
4. What are the nature of Social Media content that IDP’s share, upload, download, read and
like?
1.5 Significance of the Study
This study will strive as a critical source for researchers and scholars in the academia and any
other related bodies on how Internally Displaced People seek comfort on Social Media and of
course, their usage pattern. It will also provide the most often used and visited sights for
future uses. The study will provide solutions to the problem statement and give guidance to
each research questions listed. This study will exploit the negative and positive ways in
which the information gotten of Social Media has affected the Internally Displaced.
1.6 Scope of the Study
The study will focus on the Internal Displaced Person’s here in Jimeta, Adamawa State. He
study will cover a variety of literature and collective data from the region to secure the
quality of information gathered for readers.
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1.7 Limitations of the Study
One major limitation in this study is language barrier. Another is location and availability of
interviewees
1.8 Definition of Terms
1.1.1 Social Media is a platform or platforms for people to interact, upload, read and obtain
information from that was put there by others.
1.1.2 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) are people who are forced to leave their homes and
are sometimes referred refugees when they move out of their country or the country in
which they were displaced.
1.1.3 Usage Pattern refers to the specific time they set aside to go on Social Media.
1.1.4 User’s Content refers to the kind of information they look out for on Social Media

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